In addition to installing the base Edubuntu education package, users are encouraged to also install a set of additional valuable educational resources. These additional resources are installed by executing a set of scripts through a simple process described in this section. If you have questions or suggestions please write your messages directly in the Labdoo QA Team Wall.
List of Available Scripts
All Labdoo scripts can be downloaded from the FTP server http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/install-disk/installskripts/
To execute a script the computer must be connected to the Internet (LAN or WLAN).
There are scripts for the installation of further learning software, learning content and codecs (please note the legal situation). We strongly recommend the use of these scripts to upgrade a pure Lubuntu installation:
(recommended, very useful; script installs learning content, offline wikis and manuals, connection of a USB stick >= 16 GB useful)
(recommended, very useful; script installs further educational software, barrier-free access for blind people, tools and much more).
Additional helpful scripts (optional):
(please note the legal situation in the country where the computer is installed!; script installs additional codecs and multimedia software for audio and video)
(This script sets the rights in the folder /home/labdoo/Public, so that the student users will have access to the content in this folder. This may be useful if you install further learning content in the folder /Public)
(This script will tell you what type of CPU is installed in your computer. It does not include any educational software, it is only for cloning images)
There are scripts that are only useful in certain cases (optional, only for experienced users):
(This script reinstalls the offline wiki tool Xowa and sets folder rights correctly)
(This script installs VirtualBox to use guest operating systems like Windows in parallel, min. 2 GB RAM and Dual Core CPU is required).
The following steps describe shortly how to install a script:
Step 1. Download a Script
- From an already sanitized Labdoo laptop, open the web browser and go to this link: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/install-disk/installskripts
- Right-click with your mouse on the link of the script that you want to install.
- Select "Save link as" and save the file in the desktop of a Labdoo laptop (/home/labdoo/Desktop).
Step 2. Execute a Script
Open a terminal (press CTRL + Alt + T at the same time) and execute the following commands:
chmod u+x ./installscript-content.sh
(change the script 'installscript-content.sh' to the name of the script you want to install.)
This will run the script and automatically install a new educational software package.
Hint. Some scripts will ask for passwords or settings through the installation process. Please be aware if you need to provide the necessary inputs.
Hint. Some scripts are fast, some need hours. It depends on the speed of your internal connection and on the speed of the laptop.
Continue reading under this section:
What scripts can doWhat scripts can NOT do